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Bronze Copper - Lycaena hyllus - male

Bronze Copper - Lycaena hyllus - Male
Norris City, White County, Illinois, USA
June 24, 2007
Size: Approx. 2 in. wingspan
Data posting for this species in Illinois, for the month of June.

This picture was caught during an approaching storm, hence the dark sky in the background. In another view, I managed to glimpse the inside of his wings and due to the absence of markings, saw that he was, indeed, a male.

This image is linked from this BugGuide article:

BugGuide Photography For The Beginner

Another striking image
Dramatic use of light and dark - and complementary colors as well. Super stuff!

Thanks, Ron!
I appreciate your compliments.

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